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Alzheimer’s Disease, the Most Common... /
By Janie Rosman
— More than one type of dementia occurs at the
same time in the brain, most commonly AD and
vascular dementia, and can include DLB.
hydrocephalus — Symptoms include walking
difficulties, memory loss and inability to control
— This can result in progressive dementia as it
develops, similar to AD or DLB. Movement problems
are a symptom early on.
— Previously known as multi-infarct or post-stroke
dementia, it’s the second-most common cause of
dementia after AD. Initial symptoms can include
impaired judgment or ability to plan steps to
complete a task, rather than memory loss often
associated with the initial symptoms of AD.
Syndrome — This chronic memory disorder is
caused by severe deficiency of thiamine (vitamin
B-1) and the effect of alcohol on absorption and use
of thiamine. Its most common cause is alcohol
misuse. Symptoms generally include impaired learning
ability, personality changes, problems with memory
and balance, and difficulty with clear thinking and